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Richard Kleindienst
Attorney General Richard Kleindienst.jpg
68th United States Attorney General
In office
June 12, 1972 – April 30, 1973
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by John Mitchell
Succeeded by Elliot Richardson
10th United States Deputy Attorney General
In office
January 20, 1969 – June 12, 1972
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Warren Christopher
Succeeded by Ralph Erickson
Personal details
Born
Richard Gordon Kleindienst

(1923-08-05)August 5, 1923
Winslow, Arizona, U.S.
Died February 3, 2000(2000-02-03) (aged 76)
Prescott, Arizona, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Margaret Dunbar
Education Harvard University (BA, LLB)
Signature
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Years of service 1943–1946
Unit United States Army Air Forces

Richard Gordon Kleindienst /kline-DEENST/ (August 5, 1923 – February 3, 2000) was an American lawyer and politician. He was the United States Attorney General during the Watergate political scandal between 1972 to 1973.

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